50 Emirati couples married in mass wedding in Khorfakkan
The bride and groom during their wedding ceremony at the Khorfakkan Amphitheater, Sharjah. WAM
The Ministry of Community Development organized a virtual mass wedding, titled “Eastern Coast Wedding”, in Khorfakkan, Sharjah.
The wedding took place under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Sovereign of Sharjah.
The ‘East Coast Wedding’ was supported by the Islamic Bank of Abu Dhabi and was held at the Khorfakkan Amphitheater, while taking preventive health measures, in line with authorities’ COVID precautions.
Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, praised the concern of the ruler of Sharjah to support young people and take care of families and all members of the community, stressing that His Highness’s patronage at the “coast wedding is ”reflects the importance of mass marriages throughout the community.
The “East Coast Wedding” was supported by the Islamic Bank of Abu Dhabi and was held at the Khorfakkan Amphitheater.
Hessa Buhumaid noted that mass marriages in the United Arab Emirates began in 1998, with the first mass marriage being held in Sharjah under the patronage of the ruler of Sharjah. The number of beneficiaries of mass marriages has exceeded 10,000 across the UAE from its inception until today. The “Eastern Coast Wedding 2021” is the second virtual mass wedding in the United Arab Emirates and follows the ministry’s organization of the first virtual mass wedding, titled “Emirati Joy”, in October 2020 for 100 bride and groom in five locations ceremony across the country simultaneously.
Buhumaid praised the young Emiratis participating in the “East Coast Mass Wedding”, noting that the ministry was very keen to implement the guidelines of the wise leaders of the United Arab Emirates to encourage marriage of Emirati men and women, and establish stable and interconnected families. Such efforts consolidate the manifestations of joy and promote the efforts of the Ministry of Community Development to provide family and community members with support for their happiness and well-being. These mass marriages play an important role and strongly contribute to lightening the financial burdens of young Emiratis and to meet their aspirations to found stable and united families.
The Department of Community Development, through its website www.mocd.gov.ae, provides the resources for those who wish to participate in mass weddings throughout the year, as part of the department’s strategy to promote family stability, strengthen community ties, support the aspirations of young Emirati future husbands and commit to implementing the development indicator of “a united family and a cohesive community”.